Skinceuticals • C E Ferulic • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
**EDIT** Prior to using this I tried the cheaper alternative Avalon Organics Vitamin C. DIdn't do anything for my skin unfortunately.
I have only been using this product for 4 days so needless to say this is a 'premature' review. BUT I'm so excited of the results I'm already noticing so I'll need to come back and give an updated review in a later time.
Only Day-4 and my complexion is smoother, more translucent in the sense that it looks clear and bright and the last of old stubborn acne scars are actually fading away! I've had acne most of my teenage years from maybe around 13 till 8 months ago. I'm currently 24, so that's 11 years of constant breakouts and never having a day without a pimply red face :( About 8 months back, due to no specific product (that I know of at least) my complexion started clearing. Having been pimple free finally, most of the scars faded but a patch on both left and right cheeks just seemed to stick around even with the daily use of AHA and the Estee Lauder ANR serum nightly for the past year.
So it's been 4 days and as mentioned, they are so much lighter already! I purchased this mainly for anti-ageing benefits and having done a bit of research, it seems like this is THE Vitamin C of all Vitamin Cs. So far (A bit too soon I know) I'm extremely pleased with the immediate results and I find the price justified as I only use 4 drops each morning and would think a 30 ml bottle would last about 6 months - I've yet to find out for myself.
My only gripe aside from it being pricey, would be the packaging. I wish it came in an airtight container with an air lock dispenser.
Remember to keep it in the fridge for prolonged efficacy - as I've read from SkinCeuticals. I keep my bottle in its original box to keep it in the dark and put it in a zip-lock bag in the dark corner of my fridge.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Guys! If you breakout with this product, please persist, because it will go away! I did it and I am raving about this stuff now. I bought a sample size and I had a few pimples on the first 4 days of using it. I was about to stop using it until I went to the mall and saw my skin on the mirror and it looks so much brighter, and glowy, and nice!!! So I decided to keep using it for one more week and guess what? My pimples went away (I guess my skin got used to it). I use it in the morning after using my Clarisonic with Biore Ice acne wash. I apply 4 drops on my face, followed by Makeup Artist's Choice Argan Oil, and my La Roche- Posey Anthelios AC 40 FPS ce sunscreen. At night I wash my face again with Clarisonic + Biore, then I apply Roq night retinol, followed by Yonka nuit cream. Jesus, you have no idea how my skin looks and feels! My husband can't stop touching my face, and my brother asked me to buy him whatever I am using, because my skin is glowing! People keep saying that I don't look a day over 23 ( and I just turned 35)! Guys, I had bad acne for over 20 years, until I started this regimen. Plus, I am using a birth control pill named Diane35 for the past 3 months for PCOS, and it has helped me with my skin tremendously. Enough about acne- CE Ferulic has helped me take back what 3 years of all nighters from going to college+ stress did to my skin. Don't be discouraged by the price or the breakouts- it works. I am in heaven now! P.S- I also figured out that using more than 4 drops at a time makes you break out and also don't use it more than once a day. I also could not believe that just 4 drops of CE ferulic would do a thing for me, because it feels like you are applying nothing on your face, but it works. Good luck and try it!! Downside _ the smell is yukky!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
This was recommended by my dermatologist for my dry, 40-yr-old, sensitive, rosacea-prone skin. It's crazy expensive but I'm willing to pay if it will make my skin glow. Unfortunately, this really did nothing for me. The smell is so disgusting it made me sick to my stomach - imagine rubbing a rotten hot dog all over your face and then smelling it for four hours. Really nauseating, espcially because I don't eat meat. If it worked I would have been willing to put up with the stink, but for me I saw no results after two weeks of daily use. I gave up.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This formula was amazing when I first got it, but after only a week or 2 it turned yellow and oxidized. Vitamin C is not that stable, and while there are ingredients to help this be more stable, it really wasn't for me. On a positive, I felt it corrected some sun damage on my arms immediately, I was able to identify that Vitamin C does in fact work for me. So i researched and discovered how to make this serum myself. That is what I do now and I buy the active ingredient, vitamin C powder, for about 5 dollars for 5 grams. I can make it in small quantities weekly, and that prevents it from oxidizing.
Now, not everybody is into making a serum on their own. It does take time, it can be messy, and there is a learning curve. So, with that said, I feel that Vitamin C and B is where Skinceuticals excells, the formulas are spot on and the actives can do serious corrections to skin (hence rating it a 5). The only problem for me in this line is oxidation...which is why I will not buy it again.
(also I gave it a 2 on the packaging, because I hated the little glass eye dropper. that was not a good design for me peronally...)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have been using CE Ferulic for over 3 years and I love it. I am in my 50s and it seems to have made my fine lines less visible and my skin tone brighter. The effect is not instant but cumulative. I use tretinoin at night and CE Ferulic in the morning and that seems to be a good combination. My skin is tough- if your skin is dry or flakes easily you might need to use it less often.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I wanted to like this product so much, as I'm vigilant about protecting my skin from the sun. Unfortunately, after using this serum for several weeks under my sunscreen moisturizer, it was clear that it was irritating my skin, drying it out, and making the discolorations on my face (acne scars etc.) look worse. If you have dry, sensitive skin, I do not recommend this product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
hi Everyone - Im writing an educational review for everyone - please only USE this product if you have DRY skin!!!
Yes the smell is funny but its because of the plant antioxidants in the product. But it goes away after a minute or so.
If its every sticky on your face - then u used WAY to much.
If you break out....with Acne or Blackheads then this product is NOT for you! It has Vitamin E which can break you out if your oily/normal/combo skin types.
Try using the Phloretin CF instead!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Once again, I've been disappointed by a much-lauded product. I tried this serum for a week. Right off the bat, I wasn't crazy about the way it made my skin feel - not greasy or oily, but slightly tacky and sticky. Yet I was determined - I mean, based on reviews I've read, this was an HG product, and for the price, surely it must be amazing.
I applied it in the morning, but noticed my face got ridiculously shiny after just one hour. So I figured I'd just use it at bedtime. Problem solved.
Then the breakouts started. Granted, I have issues with my skin, but fortunately breakouts are not among my complaints. So when little blemishes AND blackheads (which I NEVER get) began making themselves evident, I called it quits.
Because this serum was the only change in my skin care routine, I knew it was the culprit.
Thankfully DermStore offers a 100% money back guarantee.
My search for the miracle "Fountain of Youth" serum continues.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Very nice stuff, truly. Provided it's still fresh. Makes my skin look brighter and more luminous instantly and improves skin clarity over time. In short - it works as advertised. I use it each morning and sometimes at night as well, my skin seems to like the twice a day system a bit more. The theory behind it is that antioxidants used AM work to fend off environmental damage (radicals caused by UV) and protect skin that way. On the other hand when antioxidants are used PM they can help repair skin instead of sacrificing themselves to protect skin. Might be true, might not be true, who knows. I just know 2x a day works for me.
Of course there are downsides. It's L-ascorbic acid and that one is not stable, best to keep the serum in fridge (0-4 C) then it lives A LOT longer, it doesn't turn yellow for close to 6 months in fridge, but at room temperature it turns in about a month. Huge difference.
Then the SMELL, I've used vit C serums for over a year and still can't get over the reek. But I'm willing to make the sacrifice because I like the results.
One more thing I don't like is that it seems to cause more blackheads, so I'm lost without a salicylic treatment. CE Ferulic also seems to stain clothes a bit, and nails as well, not pretty.
I also can't get over Skinceuticals price point so I've been making my own serum with customizations, so I get a lower pH (better absorption), always fresh, and I can adjust the concentration, I switch between 12.5-15-17.5% depending on what my skin needs. While I cherish Skinceuticals and it's deficiently among the best skin care brands ever, my own stuff rocks my skin.
EDIT: When I say "causes" blackheads I didn't mean it plugs pores per se, I don't think it does that, I haven't noticed more clogged pores or more "stuff" in them from CE Ferulic or any other vit C serum, they just seem to make the *already existing* comedones more visible, due to the darkening of residual vit C on skin, just like it stains nails. I do think it also breaks some people out, but that's most likely the low pH irritating skin and the addition of ferulic acid lessens the chance of breakouts considerably. I wish Skinceuticals would use 2x more ferulic (1% instead of 0.5%), but then again, CE Ferulic isn't marketed to oily/breakout prone skis by Skinceuticals, they offer Phloretin CF for that due to it's supposed antiseptic benefits.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
its like water i've tried two bottles gave them to a friend, did nothing for either of us, waste of money, over hyped over priced